10 Dollars, National Bank Note, United States, 1885

10 Dollars, National Bank Note, United States, 1885

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One (1) 10 dollar note
United States, 1885
Obverse Image: At left, Benjamin Franklin performing his electricity experiment. At right, Liberty seated on a flying eagle and clutching a lightning bolt in her hand.
Obverse Text: NATIONAL CURRENCY. / 10 / X / TEN / THIS NOTE IS SECURED BY BONDS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPOSITED WITH THE U.S. TREASURER AT WASHINGTON. / REGISTER OF THE TREASURY / TREASURER OF THE UNITED STATES / FRANKLIN, MASS. MAY 4TH, 1885. / THE FRANKLIN NATIONAL BANK WILL PAY TEN DOLLARS TO BEARER ON DEMAND. / MASSACHUSETTS. / CASHR. / PRES'T. / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. N.Y. / X926189 / 1207 / 6574 / SERIES 1882 / PRINTED AT THE BUREAU, ENGRAVING & PRINTING, U.S. TREASURY DEPT.
Reverse Image: Charter number in center surrounded by a design. Coat of arms of Massachusetts at left, eagle at right.
Reverse Text: 10 / NATIONAL CURRENCY / 1207 / THIS NOTE IS RECEIVABLE AT PAR IN ALL PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN PAYMENT OF ALL TAXES AND EXCISES AND ALL OTHER DUES TO THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT DUTIES ON IMPORTS, AND ALSO FOR ALL SALARIES AND OTHER DEBTS AND DEMANDS OWING BY THE UNITED STATES TO INDIVIDUALS, CORPORATIONS & ASSOCIATIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT INTEREST ON PUBLIC DEBT. / COUNTERFEITING OR ALTERING THIS NOTE, OR PASSING ANY COUNTERFEIT OR ALTERATION OF IT, OR HAVING IN POSSESSION ANY FALSE OR COUNTERFEIT PLATE OR IMPRESSION OF IT, OR ANY PAPER MADE IN IMITATION OF THE PAPER ON WHICH IT IS PRINTED IS FELONY AND IS PUNISHABLE BY $1,000 FINE OR 15 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AT HARD LABOR OR BOTH. / MASSACHUSETTS / ENSE PETIT PLACIDAM / SUB LIBERTATE QUIETEN.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
1885
issuing bank
Franklin National Bank
maker
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
place made
United States
place issued
United States: Massachusetts, Franklin
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 18.5 cm x.01 cm; 3 5/32 in x 7 9/32 in x in
ID Number
NU.78.5.285
catalog number
78.5.285
accession number
1978.0941
serial number
X926189
Credit Line
U. S. Department of the Treasury
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